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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to oralb.com for the latest offers. [ticking] >> there's no spitting or anything, so no one knows you're doing it. >> he uses a product called snus, a big new idea in smokeless tobacco, and the tobacco companies are banking on it. >> thank you. >> it was started in sweden, where it's getting credit for helping people quit smoking, even though it keeps them addicted to nicotine what sweden has done is traded one addiction for another addiction. >> that's true. addiction is a problem, but it's less of a problem than lung cancer. [ticking] >> its inventor and investors say it will change the way we power our homes, bypassing the traditional electric grid. is the bloom box intended to get rid of the grid? >> the bloom box is intended to replace the grid for its customers. [ticking] >> let's say if you spilled something on it... >> marty cooper looks on all this with pride, amusement, and some dismay. >> when i throw this against the wall, you
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
their christmas tree. just as technology gradually consumes more of our wealth, toymakers are increasingly weaving it into a child's play experience, using touch screens, apps and built in technology. >> as technology becomes more prevalent in the home, children are instantly drawn to what parents have. the ipad is becoming a family purchase. >> but luckily, there are simpler openings out there driving the market. >> we have seen a lot of lovely toys today, haven't we, hannah? >> yeah. >> what is your favorite toy that you've seen here? >> the dollies. >> the dollies? >> parents will notice a lot of old favorites coming back with a money day twist. so is this a reflection of the bearish times we're living in or is it a wishful remembrance of christmas past? >> legos has always been a retrotoy. but yes, during tough times, people come back to tried and true brands and brands they know have great play value. >> wonderful 2013 products that will probably sneak into the market this christmas. it's turtles. and that was another retrovoid coming back. but companies have to be innovated, they have to kee
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
are in companies investing in. >> when i was a corporate analyst in india tracking markets, technology was considered the engine of growth for the country and one of the bright spots for the market. is technology still one of the areas you are tell clients to invest in in india, or what are the sectors you're looking at? >> i think there's two sectors whether you look at india, china, or asia. there's two sectors we like. it's technology, as you said. i think that's one that -- it's a bright gem. you know, it went from, in india, from a bpo outsourcing business and has grown to an innovation business where brands are being developed and real technological gains are being had. the other sector we like is health care. the demand for health care in these markets is just continuing to grow steadily. obviously people are having longer lives, having more disposable income for health care and treatment. and so those are two sectors we really like. >> okay. and curious, as an emerging market investor, how closely are you watching the fiscal cliff negotiations here in the u.s., the debt crisis
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
technology means their workday isn't 9:00 to 5:00. it's 5:00 to 9:00. >> because we have wireless access, you can work wherever. >> we can be in the kitchen. we can be in our bedroom. we can be here in the living room. >> with a masters and a law degree each, they're not exactly underachievers. joe logs 12-to-15-hour days as vice president of an internet travel website. i have been told that you will get up in the middle of the night to do emails. >> sometimes i can't sleep and i'll get up at 2:00 or 3:00, yeah, to do emails. definitely. >> you're shaking your head. >> or you'll set your alarm also at 4:00--you know, to wake up at 1:00, 2:00 in the morning. >> i do, i do. >> christina works a few hours less than joe as vice president of a charter school company. she says she is no match for her husband in terms of gadgets. >> oh, i have the absolute bare minimum, i think. i have two cell phones, a personal and-- >> that's the bare minimum, america, two cell phones. >> yeah, listening to that-- the bare minimum. >> the two cell phones the bare minimum. >> sorry. it's christina mireles. it's ab
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
be watching and maybe putting money up against? here to tell us is technology reporter natalie morris. welcome back. you had a little baby since the last time, ava. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> nice christmas, i'm sure. let's start with what you see as a possibility in the phone space next year. >> okay. so i'm seeing a lot of rumors about something called branded phones. so facebook, amazon, now google, mozilla, having whisperings about their own phone which may be a little confusing for consumers but these are phones that are highly branded with these services and that you will be able to get to the services anywhere you are. you can facebook anything -- >> instead of motorola, i will have a private label amazon phone that's going to help me get to amazon and its services quickly, facebook and its quickly. but will they run on droid or microsoft's platform? >> that's the question. there are rumors that mozilla will do their own operating system but a lot of these will probably use some version of android. >> let's talk about microsoft which is always in the news. the surface,
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Dec 23, 2012 7:30pm EST
in terms of charter schools, in terms of focusing on stem -- science technology, engineering and math. things that will transform american education, which will transform the american economy. >> that's a good point. and right now, across the country, you're seeing certain areas become rewired for what you're talking about, technology and science. gentlemen, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> great to have you on the program. charles bronfman and jeffrey solomon. >>> up next on "the wall street journal report", what will have an impact on your money. and what a tree and ice have in common. stay with us. tburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> we have some big news to tell you about. beginning in january, we will have a new name. look for "on the money" with maria bartiromo. we'll have some exciting new segments for you, great guests and, of course, i'll
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
's where most of the money is. >> i think it will be technology, judge. i agree with joe about finanicals, because if these guys can finally do something right, these guys being the politicians, i think we could have a housing continuation, great for the banks and well fargo. as far as technology, unfortunately a lot of folks had their jobs taken abase of efficiencies of technology and that trend continues. i would look at stocks from juniper and apple. i'd look at anybody in the communitication space. >> why do you say apple first part of the year? are you worried it runs out of steam again? >> i said this again yesterday. what we've seen day in day out the first month we have seen apple rally and then smacked as people take those gains, not loss, gains. that is partly why the stock has been so weak the end of the year. i think that pressure abades the beginning of the next year. >> where is leadership? >>> like financials and technology. both will be industrials, led by housing for 2013 and a big uptick in construction. there has to be special infrastructure plans coming out of washingt
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
as you know in technology and much of their success next year will no doubt -- who has the right stuff? who better than ann winblad to tell us? she joins us live from san francisco. ann, welcome back to halftime. nice to see you. >> thanks. happy holidays. >> same to you. thanks so much. i'm not sure if you heard much of the previous conversation. our traders seem to be split at least where we come down on facebook. and it its prospects for the new year. where do you come down? >> the theater about facebook's inability to communicate its service agreements aside which they need to fix 2012 was a year where major enterprises tried to figure out what social media meant. how do they engage with it and how do they measure it? we'll look closely at how walmart did with their 2 billion ad purchase this last quarter. but what's happened around the cmos, there's been tons of investment for marketing information and customer engagement measurement. this will serve facebook very, very well as the enterprise knows how to use this media in 2013. facebook did pull their mobile product this month an
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm EST
of losses. >> thank you. >>> when we come back, we've got some wild predictions for technology in the new year. how about facebook buying netflix? how about microsoft taking over research in motion? and wait until you hear what experts are saying about apple. >>> and what are the best bets for the market in the new year? three of wall street's investing pros give you their best ideas the the back half of the show. you cannot afford to miss them. >> also we'll get the view from top lawmakers. we have representative barrasso and yarmouth. along with our own maria bartiromo on the fiscal cliff. stay tuned. you're watching cnbc the first in business worldwide. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 milli
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am EST
analysis particularly important technology. people confuse this group of stocks constantly. tech is actually a whole group of sectors, semiconductor -- semiconductors, hardware makers, cell phone, tech, telecommunications tech, infrastructure stocks, assemblers, each has a separate growth rate. here i look to look at the earnings per growth rate shares of companies i follow versus individual slices of the sectors. the sector growth rate doesn't work even though people keep trying to use it. cloud stocks are highly valued meaning the price to earnings to growth rates are extreme. that means there's no room for error or hair as we call it, meaning something is wrong, some chink that could upset the growth rate. in 2007 my favorite sales.com reported a magnificent quarter but the growth was lighter than expected. it got pancaked, why? it underperformed its shoergz of the technology sector even as the growth rate would have been outstanding for a personal computer-related stock, disk drive, semiconductor, or cell phone companies. these days knowing what the sector is isn't enough. yo
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Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
a fraction at the moment. 13,139 after a meandering much of the day. the nasdaq hardest hit today. technology has been very volatile recently. still down a fraction right now. 13 points, fraction percentage-wise and the s&p is down 3.33 at 1423. five days left until the fiscal cliff deadline, and though the market has been very resilient to this point, what happens if we go over the cliff and if lawmakers cannot get it together come january 1st? will it be a big meltdown for wall street? that's what everybody wants to know. >> certainly hope know. in today's "closing bell" exchange, former chief economist of the vice president joe biden, oliver perch from gary goldberg and matt cheslock and rick santelli, thank you very much. jarred, you wrote an article called "cliff dive, what the heck happens next?" what does happen next? >> well, that's actually all up to john boehner, as i see it, because if we were to decide to bring the president's most recent small car compromise to the house i actually believe it would pass. the problem for him it would probably pass with mostly democrat vote, but i
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
sanctions. according to documents object stained by reuters in late 2010, wally technologies offered to sell hewlett packard equipment offered to sell components to a mobile phone operator. can you walk us through the latest findings here. >> the latest findings -- i've been writing all year about how iran, despite tightening global sanctions by the u.s., europe and other countries has continued to manage to obtain sophisticated u.s. technologies with the complicity of a number of foreign companies. the one i wrote about today is flaway, which is the world's second biggest telecommaker in china. basically, i came upon documents which showed in late 2010 flaway attempted through a chinese intermediary to sell at least 1.3 million euros worth of hewlett packard equipment to iran's largest mobile phone operator. th this, of course, would be illegal. they say this never happened, but they don't dispute that this offer was made. >> and what about hewlett packard's role? >> hewlett packard, it turns out has an agreement with flawei in which they are allowed to sell its systems and equipment. but w
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Dec 24, 2012 2:00pm EST
graphics, icons, a mouse, and the point-and-click technology that is still standard. it was innovative and influential, but sales were disappointing, and jobs' confrontational management style became even more brittle. he would try and rationalize it in this taped interview with isaacson. >> i feel totally comfortable going in front of everybody else, you know, "god, we really [bleep] up the engineering on this, didn't we?" that's the ante for being in the room. so we're brutally honest with each other, and all of them can tell me they think i'm full of [bleep], and i can tell anyone i think they're full of [bleep], and we've had some rip-roaring arguments where we're yelling at each other. >> jobs loved the arguments but not everybody else did, and isaacson writes that some of his top people began defecting. >> he was not the world's greatest manager. in fact, he could have been one of the world's worst managers. you know, he was always, you know, upending things and, you know, and throwing things into turmoil. this made great products, but it didn't make for a great management style.
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
the market is? >> it's going to force money into technology, it's going to force money into stocks. and that's going to happen over the course of the first two quarters. now, the debt ceiling extension, until they deal with that, the benefit of the temper trade, the benefit of all this money, this fed, the quantitative easings those benefits donald materialize until they handle the debt ceiling. >> larry, in terms of just going over the cliff, doesn't it make sense, forget about the ineptitude of allowing it to happen, doesn't it make sense for each party to go over? because then obama gets the tax increase that he wanted, right? the republicans aren't seen by their constituency of giving into the tax increase and then they start from there, anew, and you can bring it down to the middle class tax cut. so, why isn't that the way it's going to be playing out and the meeting by the house on sunday, just optic. obama coming back, just optics. >> well, like i said a couple of minutes ago, it's the relief rally versus the negative impact of the fiscal cliff. in other words, the recession their for
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Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
to take a long time for them to start to adapt to the changes in technology. these were innovators a decade or two ago and now they have become those companies that it's very hard for them to move the need. think about them trying to turn a cruise liner around in the hudson river. going to go back and forth and get very little progress here. i think that's what you look at for these companies in 2013. the analysts, unfortunately, have loved them. lots of mutual funds hold them, and when they start to underperform i think we're going to see those people move away from those large technology companies, and quite frankly i think that's a bad thing for right now for microsoft, hewlett-packard and intel. we just aren't seeing innovation, and yet people still love them. >> i want to just ask you actually, chris, with respect to microsoft, because on "street signs," it was one of my predictions for 2013 that microsoft will continue to lose relevance. it's fighting too many battles, and in some cases losing battles and enterprise and mobile, in pcs as well. >> absolutely. >> and it may not
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the making. we had very strong gains, paraly in technology and the small caps, each seeing 2% gains, tim. >> and china had a fantastic pmi number which said their manufacturing activity hasn't been this strong for 16 months. china is the second-largest economy in the world. and definitely not a fiscal cliff there. but today's activity i thought was amazing when you consider there's still so much left undone and as john just said, everything he said was tax, tax, tax. >> amazing like a head scratcher? >> yeah. i get the fact we had five straight down days and we were oversold. i don't think you get a solution that rallies this market 2% tomorrow, even if it's everything everybody wanted to hear. >> right, the fact of the matter is, they may agree on taxes but taxes across the board pretty much are going higher and there's still the debt limit issue and then the spending cuts issue. >> that's the thing. you nailed it. the debt ceiling conversation is going to be a weapon of force and it's something that's going to be hanging over this market. i heard nothing about entitlements. a house tha
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm EST
, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> the whole fiscal cliff in washington tonight. let's get the latest from our pal at capitol hill. what is cooking? >> good evening. we are told that they are expected to go very, very late tonight. a couple of quick points on that. in four and a half hours from now. we trip over that magical point where they will be voting for a p tax cut. and then one interesting vo ini members of congress, they are told by the leadership in the house republican side that they are too for the rest of the night remain in an accessible state. i'm told that they were not talking about their physical location. they were told to be prepared to have to vote later on this evening i should say, larry. >> not to speak of the
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
of the technological and productivity innovations of dp. >> and raising their price target, domino's pizza continues its nice run that stock up more than 1%. back to you, simon. >>> meanwhile, of course a major storm hitting the east coast and affecting travel across the region. we will update own the storm's latest track after the break. >>> and still ahead hurricane the dollar has had a phenomenal run against the yen over the last three months. cot fiscal cliff derail the green back's rally? we are back in two. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their fam
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
ruining the season as kids get more accustomed to technology? >> microsoft windows 8 gets more bad press today, as "the new york times" said it is not leading to a boost in pc sales. is there anything that can turn that lagging sector around? futures moving lower, as concerns about the fiscal cliff talks weigh on the market. talks about progress toward a deal sent the down lower by almost 521 points on friday. s&p up almost 14% on the year. it's interesting, this year we've had so many unnatural phenomenon taking place, whether it's the effects of the fed's monetary policy, year end, fiscal cliff tax related issues. the motivations are a little bit different this time around than they were last year. >> yeah. it's not as pressing, some would argue. some were actually saying on friday, maybe it would have been better if the markets had a sharper sell-off because that could have forced the lawmakers to do something as opposed to leave for obama to have a hastily called friday evening press conference saying, you know what, congress, you have ten days, you go work it out. it's doable. >> it
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Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
that technology on our phone today. >> but someone said earlier, this country is broke. he can can't decide whether to cut the biggest drivers, which is medicaid, medicare and social security. >> i'm thinking, i would love to see the president use the word airline or aviation in the state of the union. just to talk about an enabler of the economy. when a plane arrives in rochester, minnesota, new york, savannah, georgia wlab that does is huge. let alone seattle and los angeles. so let's optimize investment to enable transportation and infrastructure. there are companies around the world. this is a national policy and can you see what is happening. >> we need an oil policy and we don't have an energy policy either. >> that's true. >> energy and cost of labor, have those two assisted up for jetblue. >> it is right about 70%. and we have the youngest fleet and we are a young airline relative to labor cost. right about 70%. >> that's a big number. >> it is a big number. >> you've been expanding. i want to ask you about expanding routes. you are adding seattle to anchorage. international, lighro
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
and i have not heard from him yet this morning. given the fact that he is technologically illiterate, does not use a computer except through us and barely knows how to make a phone call from his cell phone, i guess it's a safe bet this is an imposter. the writing style is not at all like his. when he checks in i will confirm he has not had an unexpected technic technological octo-arian epiphany. thank you for confirming that news. >> whoever it was was such a lowlife he tried to answer you when you posed a question whether it was julian? >> is there a way to find someone who does this? >> i think so. you can try to move the market this way and a lot of real problems with this. >> scum. >> hopefully it's not julian, then i wouldn't be saying that. >> countdown on the fiscal cliff, jim himes, and the political strategy of debt negotiations from analysts from both parties. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register yo
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
their cpi number. we're looking at that to see how that's going to affect technology products like the ipads and gadgets and things of that nature. that's going to be huge as a lot of the things we use day-to-day is produced in japan. >> guys, good job. thank you all for joining us as we look ahead to tomorrow. today, a wait and see market since we still don't have any resolution on the cliff and doesn't look like we will for a couple of da
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Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> this is a live television feed from inside the white house. we are told the president will address the country shortly on the fiscal cliff. as we await what will be presumably a market address, let's start shuffling through where we are in a moment. we kick off with mary thompson on the floor of the new york stock exchange. mary? >> john harwood has been reporting throughout the morning and gifting lift throughout the day, the dow off 54 points and we are seeing gains in material stocks and also tech stocks getting a nice bid into today's session. you can see the gyrations in the broader market reflecting different headlines we've seen coming out of washington throughout the morning. taking a look at the chart of the s
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
to technology to make doing good even better. but first, as we head to break, the u.s. economy held hostage to the fiscal cliff in the words of a corporate executive. >> hi. my name is madeleine elfano. we employ 400 people. the fiscal cliff is going to impact our business who knows how much we can spend to increase our business and expansion may not be possible. the customers are so uncertain as to how they're going to spend their money that eating out may be considered a luxury. this is not a partisan issue. this is an american issue. the american people have been on a roller coaster for the past four years. it's time for them to get on stable ground. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is
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Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
of the retailers to invest first in terms of their technology with inat the greating online and stores and that's done very well for them. online last quarter was up 38%. >> wow. >> they're also working on the store experience. i think finally, they have the rack nordstrom off price channel. the off price channel has been one of the best performers over the past year. they have exposure there and they said they can double their store base in that off price channel. so i think you get a luxury player and an off price player merged and that's a winning combination for 2013. >> one of the notes we just put there it said they also have a partnership with top shop which could be a disrupter in the retail business. quick thought? >> they do. here in the u.k. top shop is killing it. best traffic in retail. top shop is dipping its toe into the u.s. market so everybody from the gap to fact fashion should watch out. they have a partnership with nordstrom. that's going to be a win. and, tyler, you can even get a tattoo or hair extensions. >> just what i wanted for the new year. >> it's coming your way. >>
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
and 2002 when so many people left the building because of technology stocks. i go over this again because i can never say it too many times. means that no one sector, one segment of the economy should ever account for 20% of your portfolio. if you own five stocks, only one of them can be a tech stock, one a health care stock, one a financial, only one can be an energy and one an industrial and only one a food and beverage-maker. what if you're not sure? always err on the side of caution. if two stocks trade together, underlying companies succeed or fail based on the same factors, you're not diversefieldified, oil driller and oil producer, people think they are different, both part of the same sector, look, both techs whether we like it or not, not doing this to be arbitrary or capricious or make it more difficult to pick stocks. when you get too concentrated in one area the moment something happens to one of the two big stocks in that air yaw want to throw yourself off the bridge because the loss will be enormous. imagine if you owned too many industrials when the economy started to slow du
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
want to hire, not such a bad year for you or if you provide some type of technology services that will save companies money or reduce their overhead also not such a bad outlook. it happeneds on the small business that you're in, absolutely, some will go through painful adjustments and there's no question, but there are 20 million small businesses and out there and some of them will be doing not so bad. >> jim, good to see you. thanks for joining us from philadelphia. >> thank you. >>> take a look at piers morgan interviewed by larry last week. >> we had this in great britain, scotland, 15 children killed by a maniac. everybody on the left and right came together and said enough. all handguns in britain were banned. all of them. >> my next guest writes in "the wall street journal" today that mimicking great britain on gun control isn't such a great idea. why? because ever since that ban went into place in the uk gun violence has doubled. here now is professor joyce lee malcolm and author of "guns and violence, the english experience." thanks for joining us professor, give us a
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
. >> everything lives forever in technology. it does. >> it doesn't. >> it will be interesting to see on the next reading on users if users come back, because instagram denounced what they're going to do with the photos. >> it's amazing how one lawyer, one draft had such a big affect. >> exactly. >>> markets are set to decline sharply at the open. how do you prepare for today's session? we'll get the word from the street, that is next. and jim paulson tells us why he's expecting a 15 to 20% gain for the s&p 500 in 2013. looks like we're going to lose 10.5 on the s&p right at the open. more "squawk on the street," right ahead. p for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people
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Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
and materials under pressure today along with technology and telecom. consumer stocks though have actually turned a little bit higher on the news of that deal being struck that will avert the port strike for another 30 days and so what we've seen is retailers actually at the highs of the section, there was some concerns that there would be disruptions for the retail supply chain. that has reversed since that deal was announced right about 11:30 or so today. we also want to point out that the home builders are looking fairly strong. also reversing earlier declines. that comes in the wake of november's pending home sales which was another data point that showed the housing market had certainly been a bright spot in the economy this year. >> we should say, yeah, with all the doom and gloom, we can say this, that for the first time in many, many years housing prices actually declined. >> since 2006 housing looks good. autos also another bright spot. >> yes. >> very good auto sales. expicksed to be the highest since 2007. >> thank you, mary. >> sure. >> seema mody following it. >> the nasdaq is
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> good morning and welcome back to "squawk box." here on cnbc. you've got to lost that shot. i'm joe kernen. along with becky quick and andrew ross sorkin. back in we call it ec, englewood cliff, new jersey. i'm in washington with my friend, john harwood. i don't want to pretend there's no bengals, but we are basking. i'm sort of adopting the reskins, rg 3. lawmakers are back at it this morning trying to come to some agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. senate majority leader harry reid says there's still significant distance between the two sides, but talks are continuing. we'll have more on the fiscal cliff saga in a moment. elsewhere, private equity consortiu
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Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
the board. technology high as well, with apple leading the charge up by 2.8%. a lot of interesting moves below the surface in the markets. let's head down to john harwood in d.c. with the very latest. john? >> melissa, we're hearing signs of optimism about a potential deal. somewhere with an income tax threshold in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, not the $250,000 that president obama had been insisting on. although a source familiar with the talks told me a few minutes ago, if it goes between 400 and 500, democrats would get the full increase to 39.6. that is the clinton era rate, extension of unemployment benefits and increase in the estate tax. still the signs are that something is going to happen. in fact, bob corker, the senator from tennessee, was on with joe and i here from washington on "squawk box" and said there will be a deal, even if one that doesn't solve all of our long-term debt and deficit problems. here's bob corker. >> i do think there's going to be a resolve to this. the problem is, you know, we created this fiscal cliff to make some tough decisions. and none are going
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
have been basic materials, industrials, technology. so for a market that seems to be concerned about the cliff, these are names showing a lot of relative strength. and i think one reason for this and basing materials is the best idea for next year, is that not only are we starting to see a meaner version trade, they did so terribly for two years, but with china strengthening, with europe hopefully stabilizing and then u.s. housing and really a lot more construction taking place, it's a very good story for cyclicals, yes. i think it is risk on. i want you want to buy the dips in the first half, but sentiment is going to start the year pretty strong and that doesn't bode well for the first couple months of the year. >> hey, tom, steve wise. good call on the market this year. i was skeptical around midyear when you were out with such an optimistic call, even earlier in the year i was skeptical. >> yeah, thanks. >> he's just a skeptic, tom, let's put that on the table. >> but you talk to so many institutional investors, what is your sense, from the conversations i have and what we have t
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Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm EST
investing, businesses investing in technology to grow their business. so that would be the area that i think you're seeing the greatest impact. but the whole market is moving. the building stones of an economy, the basic material groups and the consumer spending is what is moving this market right now. >> jason lilly, based on what we know right now about the various details of what they're talking about in washington, you've liked stocks anyway. is this framework they're talking about a green light to buy stocks for you? >> it is. yes. we were pretty optimistic going into 2013. this just improves the outlook. >> in what way? how? >> well, i think some finality around where taxes are going to be is going to be very, very helpful. we can manage around the different tax rates in terms of capital gains issues and whatnot within portfolio locations. so knowing what those rates are going to be in managing around that will be helpful. stocks right now attractive from a valuation standpoint. i think it'll be a good 2013. >> brad fredelander, you have been skeptical of the market. does this deal hel
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am EST
forces coming through to the forefront that you need not just to have your technology side, you need to have your presentation side, you need your customer side. i think this is a market that if you make the right choices could very well flourish in all parts of the world. >> how are you dealing with the price war in france between telecom operators. how is it affecting your business? >> let me take the european perspective. i don't think it's a french problem. i sincerely think if you look to why it is that the u.s. is so ahead in that generation, it's because of the business environment. the business environment. what are you allowed to do? because this is a regulated business. and what is the macroeconomic environment? macro, you can do nothing about. if you look at what they're allowed to do, i'm afraid that we still have a very unfortunate situation in europe, we have 28 regulators. we have regulation that is based only on basically low pricing and if you compare with the fcc and the u.s., it also has to look to innovation and new investments. that is not the case in europe. you
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
for revenue growth. health care and technology both fit that particular area. and i think those are the areas that, from a prudent perspective, might be the best place to make your bets for 2013. >> charles, where would you begin the new year? i know you're looking at value tech names, leapfrogging off of what david just said. you make the point that dell -- i'm using a dell right now. it's not going to go away, you say. >> they've made some great acquisitions over the years. they have a ton of cash. people are predicting dell will go away. the pc is going to go away. we don't think it is. the stock is just very, very cheap. and microsoft is the same way. microsoft trading at well less than ten times earnings, is not requesting away. >> at the same time, charles, it may not be going away and cheaper, what's the catalyst to get it from less cheap to a little more expensive to make money on this investment? what is going to be that driver to make the stop go higher? a lot of companies can make products that exist for a very long time but not be very good investments. >> that's the question peop
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